Dr. David Blum, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(29)
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Dr. David Blum, MD
Dr. David Blum, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Blum is affiliated with Westside Regional Medical Center.

600 S Pine Island Rd Ste 300

Plantation, FL 33324

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Dr. David Blum, MD

Dr. David Blum, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • PHCS

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Trigger Finger
very high
more than 98% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
43

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/6/2013)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Dr. David Ari Blum; License # MD072895L; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state. ACTION TAKEN: The physician shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1000.00.
    State: Pennsylvania

Education

  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Orlando Reg Healthcare Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UMDNJ New Jersey Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Blum has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Blum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blum to family and friends
3.3
based on 29 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Blum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
At the end of the visit Dr. Blum starting writing me a prescription for PT. I asked what he thought might be going on with my arm. He looked up from his paper and said "I just met you" then continued writing. He didn't have the decency to take two minutes to explain anything to me how the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves work in the arm. Maybe he behaves more respectfully when working with people who are paying for expensive surgery, but his bedside manner with me was terrible.
in Sunrise, FL |
Dr Blum was outstanding. After suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome for years, two easy surgeries (one for each hand) completely cured me. I selected him because he uses the most advance technique for CTS (single-entry endoscopic release). Recovery was quick (two weeks) with very little pain. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he was very personable. He did a great job of explaining everything both before and after the surgeries. I was never kept waiting for my appointments.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I do my research before picking a surgeon. I'm very happy with the experience from beginning to end. He knows his specialty well. All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
in Hollywood, FL |
Spends very little time with patients doesn't seem to have time to listen to anyone but himself. Spends more time dictating to his recorder then with patients. Lost his communication skills somewhere when confronted by the people that keep him in business his recommendation is find a new doctor. 8000.00 plus spent and about 15 minutes of doc Tim I'm 5 visits. Order a surgery that was completed by the ER, his comments ,"oh they did this already I added some stiches and of course I it better
Pompano Beach, FL |
Had a surgery scheduled, showed up, waited almost 2 hours only to be told it was cancelled due to insurance authorization. Very unprofessional.
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Dr. Blum accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • PHCS
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Hospitals where Dr. Blum has admitting privileges

Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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